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Second Phase of Cullen Boulevard Construction Project Underway

To improve mobility and safety on a major thoroughfare through the UH campus, UH President Renu Khator joined Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Houston City Council Member Carolyn Evans-Shabazz and others to break ground on the second phase of the Cullen Boulevard construction project, which will make the street friendlier to pedestrian and bike traffic. Read more …

$1.6 Million Grant to Reverse Urinary Incontinence

Mario Ignacio Romero-Ortega, Cullen Endowed Professor of Biomedical Engineering, is working to reverse pelvic floor dysfunction which can result in urinary incontinence, a condition affecting 30-60% of the female population and 5-15% of males. Stress urinary incontinence, the most common type of urinary incontinence in women, relates to the unintentional loss of urine which happens during movement or activities like sneezing, coughing or exercising. Read more …

Faghih Tabbed for 2020-21 Interstellar Initiative

Rose Faghih, assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the director of the Computational Medicine Lab, has been appointed to the 2020-2021 Interstellar Initiative, which addresses challenges in the area of health longevity. She was selected by the New York Academy of Science and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development.  

Campus Parking Plan for Friday, Oct. 16

Traffic and parking on campus will be impacted on game days this season. To help give you an idea of the impacts, Parking and Transportation has information detailing the various road, parking lot and garage closures taking place for the game scheduled for Friday, Oct. 16. Read more …

Our People

    • A new $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will support an additional 60 undergraduate humanities students over the next three years. The funds bolster a previous grant that established Mellon Research Scholars Program that seeks to prepare undergraduate students from backgrounds underrepresented in the academy for graduate study in the humanities. .
    • Whether they mean to or not, parents teach their children what emotions are acceptable and expected. Julie Dunsmore, professor of human development and family studies and director of the Social Development Lab at the UH College of Education, has received a federal grant to evaluate these family interactions and study how different parenting styles affect a child’s behavior. Read more.
    • Professor Raymond A. Applegate, O.D., Ph.D., FAAO, FOSA, FARVO and Borish Chair of Optometry, is the recipient of the 2020 Carel C. Koch Memorial Award from the American Academy of Optometry. He was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the enhancement and development of relationships between optometry and other professions. .
    • UH Law Center Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson was the recipient of the Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Education in the Community Award in a virtual ceremony on Tuesday. Part of the recognition included the City of Houston proclaiming Sept. 15, 2020 as Sandra Guerra Thompson Day. Thompson is the Newell H. Blakely Professor of Law and director of the Criminal Justice Institute at the Law Center. .
    • Representatives from the Houston Soccer, Track and Field, and Volleyball programs joined Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner as he announced the Mayor’s Early Vote College Challenge at UH on the first day of early voting. The challenge encourages students from UH, Texas Southern University, and Rice lolעƽ̨to cast their ballots during early voting.

Our Campus

    • UH Libraries Digital Research Services and Digital Research Commons invite UH faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to submit proposals for sponsored digital research projects to run for the calendar year 2021. Proposals are due by Friday, Nov. 6.
    • Once again, UH will be hosting early voting and Election Day voting locations for all registered voters in Harris County. Early voting will be held in the UH Student Center while Election Day voting will be held at the TDECU Stadium Club Level. In addition, early voting has been extended by one week to a total of three weeks, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 13, and concluding Friday, Oct. 30. Read more.
    • Starting at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, anyone with a valid UH parking permit will be allowed to park in any ungated student zone lot or ungated faculty-staff lot on campus at any time of day, seven days a week. This change will be active through Monday, Jan. 18. Normal parking rules will resume the first day of the spring semester at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19.
    • The lolעƽ̨is again participating in the State Employee Charitable Campaign that raises funds for local and national organizations. UH employees have an outstanding tradition of participation in the annual campaign. From the start of the SECC, UH community has contributed more than $1.3 million. The final deadline for giving and/or pledging is Saturday, Oct. 31. Read more..